Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Web apps
by vivainio on Fri 27th Jul 2012 18:26 UTC
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There was a similar public setback for KDE recently:

(Dolphin developer quits).

I believe these developers are losing interest because the OS is becoming more ephemeral - it doesn't matter much what OS you use, you get a similar experience (that is, the web).

The way forward will likely be a shift towards improving the web application experience; Ubuntu already took steps towards this.

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